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Equality Act

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A bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
03/13/2019Introduced in Senate

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Date All Actions
03/13/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (46)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Jones, Doug [D-AL]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL]* 03/13/2019
Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY]* 03/13/2019
Sen. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ]* 03/13/2019

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Judiciary03/13/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (03/13/2019)

Equality Act

This bill prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system. Specifically, the bill defines and includes sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation.

The bill expands the definition of public accommodations to include places or establishments that provide (1) exhibitions, recreation, exercise, amusement, gatherings, or displays; (2) goods, services, or programs; and (3) transportation services.

The bill allows the Department of Justice to intervene in equal protection actions in federal court on account of sexual orientation or gender identity.

The bill prohibits an individual from being denied access to a shared facility, including a restroom, a locker room, and a dressing room, that is in accordance with the individual's gender identity.